Thomas Fire

On December 4, 2017 a fast moving active brush fire that started North of Santa Paula along Highway 150 and Bridge Road was pushed by strong east winds through the City of Ventura. The Thomas Fire burned 281,893 acres and was 100% contained on January 12, 2018.
1,063 structures were destroyed and 280 structures were damaged. In the City of Ventura, more than 100 structures have been identified as damaged and more than 500 structures have been identified as being destroyed. 

Our hearts go out to all of the residents that have been affected by the Thomas Fire.  We are grateful to our community for the way that they have come together to support each other.

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For information on rebuilding in the City of Ventura, visit the Thomas Fire Rebuild page.     Thank You Sign

The City of Ventura thanks our residents for their patience and the following cooperating agencies for their support: CAL FIRE, Ventura County Fire, Ventura County Sheriff, Santa Barbara County Fire, Santa Barbara County Sheriff, City of Ventura Fire Department, City of Ventura Police Department, USFS/Los Padres National Forest, CAL OES, Red Cross, Southern California Edison, CHP, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, SoCaGas, Crimson Pipeline, Wildfire Defense Systems, CA Resources Group, Santa Paula Police, Santa Paula Fire, Ventura County OES, and Santa Barbara OEM. View the nationwide list of Thomas Fire Cooperating Agencies.